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made history at Wednesday night's 42nd Annual Grammy Awards
in Los Angeles, tying Michael Jackson's 1983 record of eight
which included wins in the record and album of the year categories,
capped a stunning comeback year for the San Francisco band and
its leader, guitarist Carlos Santana. In a 30-year career, Santana
and his namesake band previously were nominated for two Grammys.
(Carlos Santana won 1988's best rock instrumental award.)
they were nominated for 10, and the composers of their No. 1
hit Smooth also won for song of the year. (Their only
misses were best instrumental composition and pop collaboration,
where they were nominated twice.) Santana's 1999 album, Supernatural,
has spent 36 weeks on the charts, eight of them at No. 1.
triumph for a veteran artist, Cher won her first Grammy in a
36-year career when Believe was named best dance recording.
Aguilera defeated Britney Spears in a hotly contested battle
for best new artist that also featured Macy Gray, Kid Rock and
surprise nominee Susan Tedeschi.
year's lesson, when Ricky Martin's performance of La Copa
de la Vida highlighted the telecast, the Grammys devoted
a lengthy segment to Latin music, featuring current star Marc
Anthony, veteran Cuban musicians Ibrahim Ferrer, Chucho Valdes
and Poncho Sanchez, and - of course - a return performance from
Martin, dancing amid flames while singing Maria Maria.
also employed the flame motif in his performance.)
winners the Dixie Chicks - with a newly brunette Emily Robison
- added a touch of spousal abuse and revenge murder to the proceedings
when they performed Goodbye Earl while its video (starring
Dennis Franz as Earl) was projected behind them.
prominent use of video images were TLC and Spears in the course
of major-production medleys.
Boys contributed a "salute to vocal groups of the past,"
performing snippets of songs by the Bee Gees, The Temptations,
Boyz II Men and the Backstreet Boys (their new single). Later
in the show, they backed Elton John in a version of Philadelphia
winners included TLC (three), Sting, Shania Twain (absent in
order "to have her belly waxed," presenter Clint Black
said), jazz vocalist Diana Krall, longtime country-swing aggregation
Asleep at the Wheel, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas (winner
of three), veteran Barry White and rap newcomer Eminem.
In the contemporary
pop field, the only category Santana or Sting failed to qualify
for was female vocal, won by Sarah McLachlan. Tony Bennett won
the traditional pop vocal award.
two Santana victories, rock winners included Lenny Kravitz for
male vocal, Sheryl Crow for female vocal and the Red Hot Chili
Peppers for best song. Metallica triumphed in the hard-rock
field, Black Sabbath won the heavy-metal nod for a new version
of the classic Iron Man, and Beck took alternative
TLC and Barry
White dominated R&B, while Whitney Houston picked up the
female-vocal trophy. The Roots with Erykah Badu won the one
rap category (group performance) not taken home by Eminem.
Chicks won two country awards (best album and best group vocal).
George Jones won just his second-ever Grammy, for country male
vocal. Shania Twain snagged the female vocal award and song
of the year.
Krall, a surprise
contender for album of the year, did win the jazz vocal award.
In the gospel field, Stephen Curtis Chapman won the pop/contemporary
album trophy, and Yolanda Adams took contemporary soul gospel
won his ninth Grammy, for traditional blues album, and Robert
Cray picked up his fifth, for contemporary blues album. In folk,
June Carter Cash won the traditional award, and Tom Waits, who
may have been surprised to find himself in the category, was
the contemporary folk victor.
won his seventh award, for his Tarzan soundtrack album.
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